UPDATED: Lesbian attorney Jane Morrison leads in race for Fulton State Court judge

In 1997, Lambda Legal, an LGBT non-profit legal organization, opened a Southern Regional Office with Morrison as its first regional director.

Morrison has her own civil practice where she works full-time, but she is also a part-time solicitor for the cities of Sandy Springs and Johns Creek. She’s also served as a judge on a part time basis for Atlanta Municipal Court as well as a part-time Fulton Magistrate judge.

Leftridge attended Spelman College and then Georgetown University Law Center. She said she wants to move to state court because as a magistrate judge she only gets to see pieces of a case.

Leftridge has been practicing law for more than 20 years and has civil and criminal experience. She became a part-time magistrate judge in 2007 and full-time in 2010.

Leftridge said she has attended several Stonewall Bar events and promises to be fair and impartial on the bench.


Top photo: Attorney Jane Morrison with partner Fulton County Commissioner Joan Garner (by Ryan Watkins)